Support the Divinity School

Types of Gifts

When you make a gift to the Divinity School, you have flexibility in choosing how to make your gift and in determining how the funds will be used.

  • Unrestricted gifts to the Divinity School give the dean flexibility in allocating funds to meet the greatest need - student scholarships. A gift designated as unrestricted is used to fund theological education at Vanderbilt by providing financial aid for our students.
  • Restricted gifts to the Divinity School are gifts that are directed/ designated to a specific program, scholarship fund, or a department chair. A designated gift allows the donor to enjoy the satisfaction of supporting a program that is personally meaningful to them and their relationship with the Divinity School.

For more information about giving to the Divinity School, please email us or call (615) 322-4205.

Ways to Give


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By Mail

To mail your gift, print our giving form to include with your check, credit card payment or money order.

Send gifts to the following address:

Gift and Donor Services
Vanderbilt University
PMB 407727
2301 Vanderbilt Place
Nashville, TN 37240-7727

*Be sure to make checks payable to Vanderbilt Divinity School, and indicate any special fund designation in the memo line.

Matching Gifts

Many employers have matching gift programs that could double or even triple your gift.

Learn more about matching gifts here or call Vanderbilt Gift and Donor Services at (800) 288-0082.

Electronic Bank Draft

To set up an electronic bank draft, call Vanderbilt Gift and Donor Services at (800) 288-0082 or use our printable electronic bank draft form.

IRA Charitable Rollover

Donors age 70½ or older may give up to $100,000 directly from an IRA to qualified charities without paying federal income tax on the distribution. Donors may choose to make a qualified charitable distribution from an IRA to make a gift to support Vanderbilt or to fulfill an existing pledge.

Learn more about IRA Rollover gifts here or contact Anthony Barclay at (615) 343-3113.

Planned Gifts

Planned gifts are a wonderful way to show your support of Vanderbilt’s mission while accommodating your own personal, financial, estate-planning and philanthropic goals.

Learn more about planned giving opportunities here or contact Anthony Barclay at (615) 343-3113.

Stocks and Securities

Gifts of appreciated stocks, bonds, or mutual fund shares can be a tax-advantaged way to provide support for Vanderbilt.

Click here to transfer a gift of stock or securities or call (800) 288-0082. You may also email with any questions or notifications. (Please note: you must work with your broker to transfer stock. Completion of this notification form will not initiate a stock transfer.)

Donor Advised Fund

Immediate tax deductions and tax-free growth on the contribution are often key benefits for those making gifts through a donor advised fund. DAF Direct enables donors to recommend grants to Vanderbilt University, directly from the DAF (as long as the DAF’s sponsoring organization is participating).

To initiate a gift to Vanderbilt University from your Donor Advised Fund, please use the following tax-ID for the university: 62-0476822.

Learn more here or contact Anthony Barclay at (615) 343-3113.

By Phone

For any other giving questions, please call Gift and Donor Services at (800) 288-0082.

Schola Prophetarum Giving Society

We are thankful for the continued generosity of our alumni/ae and friends.

The Schola Prophetarum leadership giving society recognizes donors who provide annual support of $2,500 or more to Vanderbilt Divinity School. Contributions from Schola Prophetarum members are part of a vital core of support for our students as they work to transform our world through their faith, passion and commitment to justice.

Recognition Levels:

  • Recent Graduate Member*: $1,000
  • Member: $2,500-$4,999
  • Benefactor: $5,000-$9,999
  • Dean's List: $10,000-$24,999
  • Cornelius Vanderbilt Circle: $25,000 or above

*available to recent graduates who have received a Vanderbilt degree within the last 10 years

For more information, contact the Divinity School Development Office by email or call (615) 322-4205.